The Federal Government Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, Peter Beyer, is taking part in political talks in Washington, DC from 19 to 23 July. He commented on the talks today (19 July):
We must now drive forward the fresh start in transatlantic relations and establish a wide range of future-oriented joint projects. It’s clear to me that we can only overcome the complex challenges of the 21st century – China, Russia, digitalisation, climate change and not least pandemics – if we tackle them as part of a close, trusting transatlantic alliance. And I always consciously include our close partner Canada in this. In short, Europe needs North America – but North America needs Europe, too.
Since the 46th US President Joe Biden took office, Germany and the United States have been working hard on a fresh start in transatlantic relations. The new administration in Washington has made it clear that it values US relations with Germany and the European Union and would like to renew the foundations of these relations. Peter Beyer, the German Government’s Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, will be taking part in a range of high-level political talks in Washington. The focus will be on trade, security, climate policy and above all China.